Silver Star Acting Camp was formed for special needs young adults


PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Silver Star Acting Camp for children through young adults with special needs was created in 2014 by Brittani Vecchia, Jackie and Sarah Pascale. It started out as their Girl Scout Silver Award Project. It was such a great success the girls continued to run the camp each summer with the help of their friends.

The camp was held at the Elks Lodge on Parsippany Road during the second week of August. The camp is run solely by volunteer counselors. The counselors work with the campers teaching them key acting skills which helps the campers to improve their social skills. There are also a lot of dancing, games and arts and crafts which the campers love. At the end of the week, the campers perform a show for family and friends.

This camp is truly special. To see the counselors volunteer all of their time, to see how kind and patient they are with the campers, and to see the smiles and hear the laughter from the campers, that is what Silver Star Acting Camp is all about.